Anna is a former in-house counsel and business affairs/brand manager who has worked for Australia’s leading media production houses including Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, XYZ Films/Foxtel, and Renegade. As the senior advisor at Film Victoria, premiere funding agency, she advised on large-scale film, television & transmedia productions. She has advised for and founded several not for profit & social enterprise initiatives, such as Strategic Partners, an international co-production program. In 2011, she was the US Campaign Director for a high profile worldwide anti-poverty campaign with the Global Poverty Project.
Returning to Australia, she is currently exploring the intersection between business, culture and storytelling. She has written, directed and produced company culture videos as part of transformative workshops with the STW Group and some of Australia's largest organisations such as the Accor Asia Pacific Hotel group, BT, Westpac Group, KPMG, Vodafone and Qantas. As the creator of that That Start Up Show, a Melbourne based web-series focused on start up culture in Australia, she has overseen and coached startups to tell share their stories to the world through the power of the pitch.
She also founded a Start Up Legal Clinic advising startups on legal issues operating out of Australia’s premier co-working space Hub Melbourne. She is the Director of the B Ready Better Business Program, an immersive business education program to help companies create the culture and framework to become B Corps - a new company form which considers the interests of stakeholders in addition to shareholders. She is passionate about helping female founders reach their full potential through the power of storytelling.
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Launch and Disrupt: How Tech Founders are Shaking up their Industries
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Female Futurists: A Daring Discussion About Diversity in Tech
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